Photosynthetic Bacteria and Algae-based Biofuels used as Renewable Energy Resource
Education - Chemical/ Biochemical Engineer. Currently work as a Chemical Raw Materials Procurement Manager.
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Abstract of the thesis:
|The two major challenges in global energy systems are to reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and to maintain energy supply security. This thesis presents one solution to both problems. It proposes strategies for the transformation of Microorganisms system into 100% renewable, stable and almost emission-free energy systems without making use of nuclear energy or carbon capture and storage. Biofuels made from microalgae hold the potential to solve many of the sustainability challenges facing other biofuels today.|
In the first part, bioenergy is analysed in the broader context of climate change, energy systems and land use in order to estimate the sustainable potential of global bioenergy. Then, a techno-economic and ecologic analysis of bioenergy pathways is done in order to identify the strategic role of bioenergy in the next generation renewable energy.
The thesis work tries to define Biofuels made from photosynthetic bacteria and microalgae as the main feedstock holding the potential to solve many of the sustainability challenges facing other biofuels today.